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    BigDaveZJ replied to the thread my experience with GMRS so far.
    It performs well enough, but it doesn't reach very far above the cab, hence me looking into longer antennas. The one I posted would...
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    BigDaveZJ replied to the thread my experience with GMRS so far.
    From the product page: While not tuned specifically for GMRS, GMRS is within it's optimal frequency range. Sent from my SM-T710 using...
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    BigDaveZJ replied to the thread my experience with GMRS so far.
    This looks like it would work: https://baofengtech.com/nagoya-tb-320a-38.5-fold-over-tri-bank-antenna
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    BigDaveZJ replied to the thread my experience with GMRS so far.
    Yeah I've seen the 3rd brake light mounts. They're pricey for what they are. I could put a short GMRS up there, but it just seems...
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    BigDaveZJ replied to the thread my experience with GMRS so far.
    This is what my ZJ looked like at one point, no stranger to cutting stuff up, and I certainly understand the benefits of a roof mounted...
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    BigDaveZJ replied to the thread my experience with GMRS so far.
    Unfortunately magnets and aluminum don't work all that well. Kinda stuck with the stake mounts as I don't want to drill a hole in my...
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    BigDaveZJ replied to the thread my experience with GMRS so far.
    So I've noticed most GMRS antennas are quite short. I'm used to 3-4' CB antennas, and am not finding anything GMRS anywhere near that...
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    If you're only trying to cover 75 acres it won't be hard at all. We use GMRS for very similar reasons as you do, and the Midland...
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    BigDaveZJ replied to the thread my experience with GMRS so far.
    @dreadlocks summed up why we didn't get the 400. And the extra cost per unit. We really only need to transmit up to 5 miles, 10 MAX...
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    BigDaveZJ replied to the thread my experience with GMRS so far.
    The AA's were something I had been considering. In theory it would decrease output by 20% or so (4.8v instead of 6v) but most of the...
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    BigDaveZJ replied to the thread my experience with GMRS so far.
    Got the 275's temporarily installed in 2 of the Jeeps over the weekend. My wife is still trying to figure out how she wants to run an...
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    BigDaveZJ replied to the thread my experience with GMRS so far.
    Had a feeling you'd reply Dave, almost just PM'd you instead of posting. The antenna is mounted to the ladder. Sent from my SM-G955U...
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    BigDaveZJ replied to the thread my experience with GMRS so far.
    So ground plane . . . . I probably don't have much on the roof of my 5th wheel as the roof is not metal. There is a little bit on the...
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    Is that map showing LOS from the purple marker?? If so, how/where did you do that?
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    BigDaveZJ replied to the thread my experience with GMRS so far.
    Finished installing the MXT115 in my 5th wheel over the weekend. Mounted the Midland 6db gain antenna on the ladder. Haven't really...
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